Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Its a gas dryer. Starts up but no heat. Ignitor doesnt glow therefore no flame. Checked with ohm meter , seems good . Also checked coils for gas valve,checked out good . When you start up there is no power going to the ignitor

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dryers Master
  • 43,501 Answers

Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,
Gas valves works off of amps pulled by the ignitor...ohms doesn't matter..
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gas dryer checked ignitor, thermal fuse and flame all had continuity still ignitor will not glow or heat


Will try to help you checked the igniter you say good if good does it glow if so clamp on one wire and take an amp draw while heating I like to see a minimum of 3 amps if glowing and 3 and above change the coils on the gas valve very cheap, now if not glowing and good ignitor the fun begins power comes out of the heat relay on the control board passes thru the thermal fuse then thermal cut off then hi limit then the flame sensor while also feeding the gas coils the neutral is supplied thru the centrifugal switch on the tumbler motor if the dryer stays running the centrifugal switch is good and you have a neutral bad flame sensor very rare since I am not there check the thermal cut off once blown it does not reset has to be replaced if all the fused I mentioned check good then check the heat relay on the board black and red wire stick meter ends in both off should read 120 volt when machine turned on should hear it click and meter should read 0 volts the boards seldom go bad but I have replaced a few in 5 years I am leaning more towards an open thermal cutoff

Feb 20, 2015 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Hello, i have a kenmore 80 series gas dryer(110.74842400). it will start, heat up three times, then wont ignitor glows and just shuts off for the rest of the cycle. i was pretty sure it was the coil


Hello Brian;


My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
Recently, I worked on a LG gas dryer. I Ohm the thermostat and found that to be bad, but when I Ohm the ignitor I got a reading of 135 Ohms. I replaced the ignitor. The new ignitor Ohm reading was 167. In other words, the ignator did glow red, but did not have the power to open the gas valve.
Although, you checked the electrical continuity of the gas valve, that does not check the mechanical issues. Sometimes the spool in the valve sticks or does not fully open. You need to hit it with a hammer and turn the dryer on. Repeat this about 8 times.
Make sure your hot air distribution manifold is not plugged up. This too will shut your unit down.

Nov 06, 2014 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer starts and flame ignites three times, but wont flame up after that. did a lot of research and assumed it was the coils. replaced them and still same issue. so i pulled out the ohm meter and set it to...


Hello Brian;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.


It sounds like you are pretty capable with a multi-meter. Best tool you could have.

Forget a whole new gas assembly. When you Ohm the ignitor what was your readings. If the ignitor, lights, it could be going bad.
An ignitor can light, glow red, and yet be too week to open the gas valve.

The major failure with your dyer is either the ignitor or the temperature thermal fuse. I think the iginator.

Also check the gas valve. Ohm it out. Sometimes, the valve will sick. You need to knock it with a hammer to start. If it starts, repeat this cycle about 8 times to free the valve up.

Nov 07, 2014 | Dryers

1 Answer

I have a GE gas dryer DBVH512GF1WW. The heat is inconsistent. I noticed the ignitor glowing and then a flame shortly after on the initial time I turned the dryer on. Then after the flame going out after...


sounds like bad gas coils located on top of the gas valve,when the coils start to fail the ignitor will glow,the coils let the gas in until the coils heat up and then ignitor glows but no gas.when the coils cool down they might work again for a short time until they heat up and fail again.if the flame lights and goes out after like 30 seconds and goes out and keeps doing this you have a block either in the dryer or the vent line but it sounds like you have bad gas coils.unplug the dryer,get at the valve,pull off the wires going to the coils and check them with a meter,one should be open,just remove the two phillips screws pull off the cover and slide the coils up off of the posts,unplug them and put the new coils on,you'll see like a little piece of plastic on the top of the coils,this fits intoo the cover so they line up correctly and holds them in place,also on the larger coil there's a spacer on the post,if you don't see it look inside the old coil,poke out the spacer and slide it onto the post and then install the coil.

Oct 23, 2013 | GE Dryers

2 Answers

Dryer drum is rotating but no heat is present


If electric then the thermostat or the heating element has failed.
If gas: First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

See also: http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htm

Oct 23, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Everything seems to be working fine but there is no heat


If electric then the thermostat or the heating element has failed.
If gas: First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

See also: http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htm

Sep 08, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

No heat it starts but the igniter doesnt light the gas


First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it)  It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off.  If the ignitor does not glow then the thermostat is bad.  If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced.   If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

Jun 02, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

My dryr tumbles but does not dry


Gas dryer? First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it)  It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off.  If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced.  If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

Electric dryer? Temperature sensor has failed or heating element has burned out.

May 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer does not heat up


First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it)  It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off.  If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced.  If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

May 29, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

61 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77202 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16415 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...